TryCharleston Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
United States
Setup Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 59m 15s
Overall Rank = 18/164
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

I'm a creature of habit so I do the exact pre-race routine for every race. Kashi frozen dinner and banana. I try to be one of the first to arrive, got there around 5am, set up my bike, body marked etc. and ate another banana.
Event warmup:

Ran a mile and biked around 4 miles. Didn't bother trying to swim
  • 07m 25s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 22s / 100 yards

The half participants were doing 2 larger laps and were all over the place for the start of our race but it worked out surprisingly well. I only saw one other person from my wave that was up with me and he was too far in front to try to catch his feet so I just got in a good pace and booked it. No issues and had a real good swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 8s

One foot out perfectly, other foot got stuck and took a few extra seconds, overall good
  • 32m 18s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 23.09 mile/hr

Strong tailwind on the way out and didn't really realize this until the turn around, probably should have pushed it more but overall pretty good.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

My place was trashed when I got back, stuff was all over the place, I had to move a bunch of things so I could rack my bike, my shoes were kicked over and not in the right place and it looked like someone had stepped on them so it took me a while to fix the back heel part.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, wasn't really upset, it happens in races and I'm sure I have done it too.
  • 17m 17s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 05m 34s  min/mile

Came out of transition at 42:00 and figured I would be trying to go around 1:02:00 with a real good run, but...I hit the turn around and realized if I ran a great second half I could break an hour. I also got to see the second place guy in my age group about 2 minutes behind me and running fast. I tried to pick up the pace and made it to the finish line well under and hour and really happy with my overall race.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat, walked, sat some more, got some lemonade and some great post-race food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Med school

Event comments:

Overall the best I have done in a race!! Also incredibly well done by set-up events and all the volunteers especially considering its in the first year. Congratulations everyone who raced in the sprint and half and thanks to all the volunteers!

Last updated: 2010-05-02 12:00 AM
00:07:25 | 547 yards | 01m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 5/164
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: 500 meter triangle. Half participants did two larger laps.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:18 | 12.43 miles | 23.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 29/164
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:17:17 | 03.11 miles | 05m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 20/164
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back in along roads and sidewalks
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5